Ponch HAWKES<br/>
<em>No title (Women holding hands in front of graffiti, 'Lesbians are lovely')</em> (1973); (2018) {printed} <!-- (recto) --><br />

gelatin silver photograph<br />
20.2 x 30.4 cm (image) 28.0 x 38.2 cm (sheet)<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased NGV Foundation, 2018<br />
2018.1373<br />
© Ponch Hawkes, 2018

Queer Discussions – What’s in a name?


Take a journey into queer culture and community through a series of discussions exploring how and why the language used by and in reference to queer and LGBTQ+ communities has developed over time. This five-part series will explore the importance of language within queer communities, through the lenses of art, literature, history, culture and community building.


NGV curator Meg Slater and guest panellists Angela Bailey and Nick Henderson discuss the evolution of queer language in organisations and institutions, including reflecting on the community consultation recently undertaken to change the name of the Australian Queer Archives (formerly the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives).

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Meg Slater, Assistant Curator, International Exhibition Projects, NGV.

Angela Bailey, President, Australian Queer Archives. Is a Curator and Photographer, as a young activist participating in the fight for gay law reform in Queensland in the late 1980s to her work as Director of the Visual Arts for the Midsumma Festival in the late 1990s – all have contributed to her ongoing participation in promoting and interpreting our rich and diverse histories by creating exhibitions, installations, discourse and public programs of engagement. Angela has lectured and tutored in photography and has work in numerous public collections. She has curated exhibitions in cultural institutions across Melbourne, including exhibitions as part of the International AIDS 2014 Cultural Program in Melbourne and WE ARE HERE at the State Library of Victoria.

Nick Henderson, has been a volunteer Committee Member at the Australian Queer Archives for 13 years, where he manages the collection, looks after researchers, volunteers and Facebook, and when he has time curates exhibitions. During the day, he’s also a Curator at the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, having previously worked in curatorial and archivist roles across national and state institutions for over 20 years.